Timeline of the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
Implementation phase (2017 - 2019)
- Delivery of the UNGA report of the Study to the UN General Assembly in New York City (USA) and corresponding launch event (Flyer and
- Geneva (Switzerland), expert and high level meetings, including a side-event on data collection
- Expert meeting in Venice (Italy)
- Geneva (Switzerland), expert and high level meetings
- Consultation in Caribbean (Jamaica, 02-03 December 2018)
- Consultation in the Middle East (Tunis, 15-16 November 2018)
- Independent Expert provides an oral update to the UN General Assembly in New York City, USA.
NGO consultation in New York hosted by the University of Columbia (USA).
Regional consultation in Montevideo, Uruguay (within the framework of the periodic MercoSur/NinioSur meeting).
- Deadline for receipt of completed questionnaire from States and other relevant actors: 1 September
26 June: Snapshot date (the Study questionnaire requests the provision of data based on this date, but it is also ok to provide data based on another date).
- Expert Meeting with Advisory Boards Experts, members of the UNITF, leading Research Institutions, and other relevant stakeholders, for the adoption of the research methodology in Vienna, Austria
- Expert Level Meeting with Member States to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland
- The OHCHR, on behalf of the Independent Expert, formally distributes Study questionnaire to States and other relevant stakeholders.
- Commencement of the substantive implementation phase of the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
- Consultation during the OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on the Rights of the Child in Warsaw, Poland.
- The Independent Expert
briefs the UNGA (New York, USA) with extension of Study presentation granted due to financial constraints.
- Advocacy at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, with the adoption of the biannual
resolution (A/HRC/RES/36/16) on the Human Rights in the administration of justice, including juvenile justice, explicitly supporting the Study.
- Study related social media campaign launched in light of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
- Emergency fundraising campaign launched by the Expert together with key partners.
- Advocacy at the Human Rights Council, in Geneva, Switzerland, with the organization of a side-event on “Implementation of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty”.
- Expert Meeting on “Methodology, Data Collection and Way Forward”– which included drafting of the Study questionnaire, held in Venice, Italy
World Congress on Juvenile Justice, includes the Global Study across its plenary and workshop sessions, and also explicitly supports the Study in its final outcome
- Paulo Pinhiero, former Independent Expert for the United Nations Study on Violence (2006) sends
official letter to United Nations Secretary General supporting the Global Study.
- Six former chairpersons of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child make a
public statement supporting the Study and requesting the appointment of an Independent Expert.
- United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopts its Child Rights Resolution (A/RES/69/157) inviting the commission of an in-depth global study on children deprived of liberty (§ 52.d).
Official letter of the NGO Panel addresses the United Nations Secretary General to urge the appointment of an Independent Expert to lead the Study;
- United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Professor Juan Mendez makes an
official statement endorsing the Study.
Expert Consultation takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, organized by the NGO Panel, involving UN experts and agencies, member States, academia and civil society.
- The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child supports the Global Study through an
official letter of recommendation addressed to the United Nations Secretary General.
- Defence for Children International (DCI), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and other NGOs officially launch the campaign calling for a Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on the Annual Day on the Rights of the Child of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
- In addition, the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) formally supports the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty through an official statement.
UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty